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Hamptons-Based Museum To Participate In ReCharge NY

Nicole Barylski

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. (Photo: Patrick Mcmullan/PMC)

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has selected the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill to take part in ReCharge NY, a signature New York State economic development initiative. Through the program, businesses and nonprofits can decrease their energy costs by as much as 25 percent by utlizing specially allocated NYPA power.

"At the Parrish Art Museum's new building in Water Mill, we have sought to be as ecologically sound and gentle on the environment as possible," Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Art Museum, explained.

As part of its partnership with Re-Charge NY, the Water Mill-based museum will be able to retain 44 jobs, as well as create six new jobs. The recommended 76 kilowatts and capital investment of $125,000 from the program will assist the museum in keeping operating costs down, and bolster program development and long-term investment in sustainable resources. Overall, ReCharge NY power allocations are expected to create more than 520 new jobs and offer more than $400 million in capital investments throughout the state.

"I was happy to support the Parrish Art Museum's application for NYPA's ReCharge NY power allocation, and I am pleased that they will reap the benefits of a partnership with this critical economic program," Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. relayed. "As a premier, year-round arts and cultural institution for the East End community, the Parrish runs extensive and costly programming in its 34,400 square foot facility. The museum will greatly benefit from a reduction in energy costs."

14 megawatts (MW) of low-cost ReCharge NY power was approved by the NYPA Board of Trustees. It will be divided between 28 enterprises around the state, bringing ReCharge NY's reach to 770 businesses and nonprofit organizations. Participants are offered up to seven-year power contracts, with half of the power-455 MW-coming from NYPA's Niagara and St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt hydroelectric power plants.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this essential program that not only provides us with clean energy, but helps us keep our operating costs low and ensures that we can create and maintain employment opportunities for the many members of our community who work together to make Long Island a star in the firmament of New York State," Sultan added.

NYPA, the largest state public power organization in the nation, operates 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines, and more than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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